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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Slender erect annual herb 30–55 cm tall; stems varyingly pubescent, especially in lower part, to glabrous or almost so.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, the basal obovate, the median and upper oblanceolate, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, 2.4–10.5 cm long, 0.2–1.5 cm wide, attenuate with petioloid base, margins remotely obscurely sinuate-serrate or sinuate-denticulate, apex obtuse, minutely apiculate, pilose to almost glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2–5 in lax terminal corymbs, discoid, long-stalked; stalks of the individual capitula slender, shortly sparsely pubescent, especially just below the capitulum, to glabrous or almost so; involucre cylindrical, 6–8.5 mm long, 1–2 mm in diameter; phyllaries (4–)8, 5.5–8 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets deep magenta to purple, corollas 6.3–6.8 mm long, lobes 1–1.2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.2–2.4 mm long, glabrous; pappus 5–6 mm long.
Habitat
Swamp grassland; 1100–1250 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere T1 U4

Native to:

Tanzania, Uganda

Emilia cryptantha C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Haarer, A.E. [2457], Tanzania K000306823 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 915 (1986)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 915 (1986).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0